Do you have a wonderful group of bridesmaids and want to give them a nice bridesmaid gift that you finished?
Can you cut a few small wires with Joyce Chen scissors or small wirecutters or a jewelers saw?
Can you use a fine nail file, fine emery board, and fine nail shine pad to smooth the nubs where you cut?
If so, here are the perfect petite pendants for you to surprise and delight your team.
DIY Bridesmaids Plique-a-Jour Hearts - 8 - Oval
Measurements: each oval of hearts pendant is 15.8 mm wide by 26.5 mm tall (includes a bail) by 4.5 mm deep.
Quantity: 8 pendants are cast as one unit for you to cut apart
Optional: Recommended vitreous enamel type: transparent reds and pinks
(Only try enameling: 18K yellow gold, natural silver, polished silver)
(If enameling silver, depletion guild and pickel twice before filling with enamel.)
Optional: Recommended resin type: transparent reds and pinks
A lightweight chain is appropriate for these delicate pendants, medium weight if completely filled with vitreous enamel.
Cautionary note about the 'natural silver / rough cast silver' material - it is rough, exactly as it comes from casting. If you are a jeweler with the proper finishing and polishing tools, that is fine, you will be able to do standard polishing. It is labor intensive and a little technical; so I do not recommend this finish for anyone who does not have standard jewelers studio polishing equipment.